TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Apr 24, 2018
A Knoxville man admitted today in court that he used threats of violence and humiliation over social media apps to force women into acts of sexual degradation, Knoxnews reports. Justin Scott Corum pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to transmitting a threat via the Internet with the intent to extort. He faces 18 months in prison. Corum represents an emerging number of men being convicted of cyber rape. Last year Brandon Shanahan, of Sweetwater, used similar techniques as Corum and was sentenced to 30 months in prison. The two men ensnared a total of 26 young women and three teenage girls before they were caught.